GPapa

GPapa

Lives in United States WA, United States
Joined on Nov 26, 2005

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  • Starting with the original photo. This one is a lower resolution than I like. I prefer more resolution, something around 3000x4000 pixels, but this one was well focused, only slightly under ...
  • Replied in Great!
    These are great examples of capturing action with still photography. I especially like the third one with the ball coming in and the dust flying. Also, as usual, well framed and sharp. I really ...
  • Fast and Furious Macho Guys . . . tomorrows macho guys. Macho Girls . . . tomorrow's guys will need to pay attention. I think these guys will do alright. Second Base? Let me think about that for a ...
  • Created discussions PTA Dodgeball Tounament
    A fund raiser event. My mother, back in 1959, was the president of the Parents and Teachers Organization. One of her accomplishments was to raise funds to build a smoking lounge for the teachers. ...
  • You did very well. I've never gone that far up in the stands, but I could, and will give that a try next year. I really like your shots. I agree with you on volleyball being difficult. More to the ...
  • Thanks for the comment and suggestions. I will have to think about seeking more opportunities to shoot low from near the net. Here are some observations . . . The scoring bench and teams occupy one ...
  • I’m a bit late on this one. I shot a K-12 dodgeball tournament on Saturday then woke up to frozen water pipes on Sunday morning. (I forgot to plug in the heat tape.) So I spent the entire day ...
  • Replied in WTG gPapa
    Thanks. Good subjects to work with.
  • I’m kind of torn between the color and the black and white. Sometimes the color just doesn’t work for some reason I don’t quite understand. The black and white works 99% of the time. Actually it ...
  • I don't know if you have done family portraits before, but these look pretty good to me. I won't say "Outstanding!", but your wife's cousin should be pleased. They are good enough I felt compelled ...
  • Do you share the retouches we do of your subjects with your subjects? I would be curious to know some of their reactions if you do. Are they ever offended by our interpretations? I do share the ...
  • First let me say thank you to Gerrard. Your photographs are a pleasure to work with. It is a slow night here in the woods of the Pacific Northwest so . . . I took the retouches by Lyle, Jack ...
  • The original image looked a bit awkward to me . . . but I like the framing of the face in the crop.
  • The samples below were taken back in 2007 with a 20D and f/1.8 85mm. ISO 3200 and 1/400 shutter speed at f/2.8. I was shooting from the corners in this gym, which is also a bit smaller than a full ...
  • Created discussions More Volleyball
    JV: Varsity:
  • I've seen the "action" photos you posted in the sports forum.
  • Replied in 7D and 85 f/1.8
    I have an older model 7d. I purchased it as a refurbished body for $1,100. I also have a 70-200 f/2.8, older version, purchased new for $1,700. When I am in a gym with poor light I use an 85 ...
  • Before I was using a hue/saturation layer to reduce the color saturation. In this set I put a black and white Graphic Novel filter layer on top of the color layer, then set the transparency of the ...
  • Most of you guys already know what I've submitted in the past. The alternate workflow results shown here result in a higher contrast image with a bit more color. I like that idea, but there may be ...
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Last entry Nov 3, 2010
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Last upload Dec 9, 2010